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Co-Creating with the Field: Tapping into the Energy of Expectancy

This article continues an exploration of our capacity to create desired outcomes with the power of the mind. In Manifesting with the Mind: Does it Work? I described the hit-or-miss nature of peoples’ experience with using the law of attraction to create desired outcomes in their lives and discussed some reasons for this inconsistency. I suggested that a co-creative approach to manifestation leaves room for Spirit, God, or the energy of evolution itself to revise, improve, and

Butterflies in Disguise

How often do we actually recognize the butterflies that our personal metamorphoses produce? The caterpillar-to-cocoon-to-butterfly progression has long been a favorite metaphor for the process of human transformation. And rightly so; the stages of this remarkable biological metamorphosis are perfectly suited to illustrate the way something new emerges when we let go of old forms and patiently wait through a chrysalis stage before that something new is fully formed and strong

Drawn Into the Numinous

numinous 1: supernatural, mysterious 2: filled with a sense of the presence of divinity: holy 3: appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense: spiritual -- Mirriam-Webster Today I called my oldest friend to wish her a happy birthday. As we went through the “how did we get to be so old?” conversation that increasingly dominates birthday phone calls, my thoughts kept gravitating back toward her birthday evening 49 ago, when being sixty-something was nearly a lifet

Why We Need the Integral Approach

I believe the integral view, more cohesive than mere eclecticism and more expansive than holism, is our best hope for healing, both personally and collectively. “Integral” is an interesting word. As an adjective it means “essential” or “necessary for completeness.” In that sense, when something is integral, it is a part that completes the whole or makes the whole work properly. The axle is an integral part of your car’s design. Without it, your wheels would have no connection

Finding Meaning in the Mundane

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Civil rights leader Howard Thurman I came upon that quote this morning, and it struck me deeply. It made me wonder how often we have it backward when we seek to make a meaningful contribution to the world. I was especially primed to ask that question, because just a few days earlier I had read an article called “The Chef W

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